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Hand to Mouth

It started by accident, when Mike Plante’s dining companion chanced to be out of cash. The CineVegas Film Festival programmer had the bright idea that his cohort, a filmmaker, reciprocate not by picking up the next tab, but by making…
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Film, Reel World

Before the Revolution

The day the Academy Award nominations were announced happened to coincide with the first session of Sam Green's video production class at the University of San Francisco. Did the co-director of The Weather Underground casually mention that he was in…
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Film, Reel World

The Hours and Times

Robert Hall's soft-spoken recollections of being abused as a boy and his gentle commitment to healing himself and others were powerful, but novice filmmaker Frances Nkara couldn't figure out how to illustrate her interview with the doctor, poet, and co-founder…
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Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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Film, Reel World

Bad Day at Black Rock

Respect must be paid, as Willy Loman's wife said. When the Royal Theater closed on the last day of February 1998, the chances of it ever reopening as a movie house were essentially nil. It's still a major drag to…
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Film, Reel World

It Should Happen to You

The Weather Underground, S.F. filmmaker Sam Green's study of the violent splinter group that bombed government buildings in an effort to halt the Vietnam War, is precisely the kind of movie the Sundance Film Festival was created to showcase. But…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

The Rise and Fall of Mr. Television Three years ago, San Francisco filmmaker Sam Green was toiling down in L.A. as a researcher for a television newsmagazine. One night the local news featured a standoff between police and an armed…
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